The primary and secondary school students of St Monica School Birkirkara have swapped disposable water bottles with plastic flasks as part of a water conservation project of the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop campaign.
The flasks replace plastic bottles on a permanent footing, reducing the school’s carbon footprint considerably. The school received a total of 1,000 high-quality flasks for students and staff to further entrench the message of water conservation into the community.
St Monica School has been supporting the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop campaign enthusiastically. The EkoSkola students of the school have worked to create awareness about water conservation and have participated in various campaign activities such as the 400th anniversary of the Wignacourt Aqueduct, the Environmental Summit, and setting up of posters during the Parents Day.
A water conservation sticker designed by Sr. Marica Cardona has also been selected by the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop to be placed in the school’s facilities. The stickers urge users to close taps and save water. Future plans for the school include water-saving press taps.
The HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop is the largest ever national environmental and educational campaign of its kind in Malta, and aims to forge a blueprint for progress on sustainability of water as a resource.
Meanwhile, the campaign is inviting submissions from all students, schools, and local councils in Malta and Gozo to propose a water harvesting project for scholastic year 2015-16. Proposals submitted by individual students will be evaluated under the ‘School Outreach Programme’, while those by schools and local councils will be evaluated under the ‘Community Outreach Programme’.